Isla Keiller is an artist who is a part of our not-for-profit Emerging Artists Series which supports the work of new, rising artists and graduates coming through different universities, colleges and art schools across Britain.
A recent Jewellery & Metal Design graduate from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Isla hand builds stunning large porcelain vessel that are decorated with resin and metal powder. She states that her inspiration for her pieces stem from natural form. Isla has always enjoyed walking and uses the beautiful shapes and patterns seen through tree lines and landscapes as her inspiration.
Isla states being raised in a rural area and being always encouraged to be outside, playing and making things has formed her passion for creating and making. Her mother is a fine artist and has always encouraged her to create and be inspired by natural objects. She cites that her favourite part of the making process is the mid-way point, when a piece starts to form and you can see how your design is emerging.